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2012-14 Online Course Catalog

CIOS - COMPUTER INFORMATION & OFFICE SYSTEMS

CIOS A101A: Keyboarding A: Basic Keyboarding: 1 CR

Contact Hours:  1 + 0 or 0 + 3
Special Fees. Special Note: Credit will not be counted for both CIOS A101 & (CIOS A101A and CIOS A101B and CIOS A101C) Introduces keyboard alphabet, number, and symbol keys. Emphasizes techniques and mechanics of keyboarding by touch. 

CIOS A101B: Keyboarding B: Business Documents I: 1 CR

Contact Hours:  1 + 0 or 0 + 3
Prerequisites: CIOS A101A. Special Fees. Special Note: Credit will not be counted for both CIOS A101 and (CIOS A101A and CIOS A101B and CIOS A101C). Introduces keyboarding of memos, personal and business letters, and envelopes in a word processing program and continues to develop keyboarding speed and accuracy. 

CIOS A101C: Keyboarding C: Business Documents II: 1 CR

Contact Hours:  1 + 0 or 0 + 3
Prerequisites: CIOS A101B. Special Fees. Special Note: Credit will not be counted for both CIOS A101 and (CIOS A101A and CIOS A101B and CIOS A101C). Introduces keyboarding of simple reports and tables in a word processing program and continues to develop keyboarding speed and accuracy. 

CIOS A102: Keyboarding Skill Building: 1 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 3
Prerequisites: CIOS A101A. Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass. Special Fees. Special Note: May be repeated with only 1 credit in each semester. Emphasizes development of keyboarding speed and accuracy. 

CIOS A103: Introduction to Personal Computers: 1 CR

Contact Hours: 1 + 0 or 0 + 3
Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass. Special Fees. Introduces personal computers to novice users. Includes basics of start-up and using the mouse to perform Windows operations.

CIOS A113: Operating Systems: MS Windows: 1 CR

Contact Hours:  1 + 0 or 0 + 3
Special Fees. Introduces the MS Windows operating system. ncludes file and disk management, the control panel, desktop, utilities, MS Windows setup and maintenance. 

CIOS A115: 10-Key for Business Calculations: 2 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 6
Registration Restrictions: Proof of placement into MATH A055.
Special Fees. Introduces the 10-key touch control method to solve business-related calculations while developing speed and accuracy. 

CIOS A120A: Bookkeeping Software Applications I: QuickBooks: 1 CR

Contact Hours:  1 + 0 or 0 + 3
Prerequisites: CIOS A101A and CIOS A113. Special Fees. Special Note: Knowledge of bookkeeping principles is recommended. 
Introduces the QuickBooks accounting program. Covers basic bookkeeping procedures for company setup and maintenance, data input for check register, accounts receivable, accounts payable, banking and sales tax. 

CIOS A125A: Electronic Communications I: MS Outlook: 1 CR

Contact Hours:  1 + 0 or 0 + 3
Prerequisites: CIOS A101A and CIOS A113. Special Fees. Introduces electronic communication and time management features of Microsoft Outlook. 

CIOS A130A: Word Processing I: MS Word: 1 CR

Contact Hours:  1 + 0 or 0 + 3
Prerequisites: (CIOS A101A or concurrent enrollment). Special Fees. Introduces fundamentals, concepts, and applications of word processing. Students learn basic commands needed to create, format, edit and print documents. 

CIOS A135A: Spreadsheets I: MS Excel: 1 CR

Contact Hours:  1 + 0 or 0 + 3
Prerequisites: (CIOS A101A or concurrent enrollment) and (CIOS A113 or concurrent enrollment). Special Fees. Introduces fundamental concepts in the design and use of spreadsheets. Includes basic commands, formulas and functions, and inserting of charts, objects and hyperlinks. 

CIOS A140A: Databases I: MS Access: 1 CR

Contact Hours:  1 + 0 or 0 + 3
Prerequisites: CIOS A101A and CIOS A113. Special Fees. Introduces the fundamentals and concepts of creating a relational database including tables, queries, forms and reports. 

CIOS A146: Internet Concepts and Applications: 2 CR

Contact Hours:  1 + 2 or 0 + 4
Prerequisites: CIOS A101A and CIOS A113. Special Fees. Introduces and applies Internet concepts, tools, and applications. Includes use of electronic mail, search strategies for research, academic, and personal use, the study of security and ethics issues, and new Internet technologies. 

CIOS A150A: Presentations: MS PowerPoint: 2 CR

Contact Hours:  1 + 2 or 0 + 4
Prerequisites: CIOS A101A and CIOS A113. Special Fees. Covers presentation software and design techniques for creating professional presentations. Incorporates tools for enhancing presentations with various objects. 

CIOS A152A: Digital Imaging Concepts and Applications: Photoshop: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: (CIOS A108 or concurrent enrollment) and (CIOS A130A or concurrent enrollment) and (CIOS A146 or concurrent enrollment). Special Fees. Introduces the fundamentals, concepts, and applications of digital imaging techniques, including basic digital design fundamentals, enhancing images, and creating images for use in print or on the web. 

CIOS A153A: Website Design: HTML: 1 CR

Contact Hours: 1 + 0 or 0 + 3
Prerequisites: CIOS A146. Special Fees. Introduces designing web pages and documents using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). Emphasizes sound design principles and the use of CSS for formatting and layout.

CIOS A153B: Website Design: Dreamweaver: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: CIOS A130A and CIOS A146 and [(CIOS A152A or concurrent enrollment) or (CIOS A156 or concurrent enrollment)].
Special Fees. Introduces fundamentals of web design using the Dreamweaver application. Emphasizes sound design principles and the use of CSS for formatting and layout. 

CIOS A154A:  Desktop Publishing I: InDesign: 1 CR

Contact Hours: 1 + 0 or 0 + 3
Prerequisites: CIOS A101A. Special Fees. Introduces fundamentals and concepts of desktop publishing and design elements used to create a variety of documents for publication, including flyers, brochures and newsletters.

CIOS A154B: Desktop Publishing I: MS Publisher: 1 CR

Contact Hours: 1 + 0 or 0 + 3
Prerequisites: CIOS A101A. Special Fees. Special Note: Students are strongly encouraged to complete CIOS A254B to gain a fuller understanding of this topic. Introduces fundamentals and concepts of desktop publishing and design elements used to create a variety of documents for publication, including flyers, brochures and newsletters.

CIOS A161A: Proofreading: 2 CR

Contact Hours:  2 + 0 or 0 + 4
Registration Restrictions: Proof of placement into ENGL A111 and keyboarding skills of 30 net words per minute or higher. Special Fees. Introduces proofreading techniques applied to business communication. Develops skills in proofreading for content, usage, grammar, punctuation and spelling. 

CIOS A164: Filing: 1 CR

Contact Hours:  1 + 0 or 0 + 3
Special Fees. Introduces filing terminology, techniques, and ARMA (American Records Management Association) filing rules as they apply to alphabetic, numeric, subject and geographic filing systems. 

CIOS A220A: Bookkeeping Software Applications II: QuickBooks: 2 CR

Contact Hours:  2 + 0 or 0 + 6
Prerequisites: CIOS A120A. Special Fees. Applies skills learned in CIOS A120A to more advanced applications of creating financial reports, period-end procedures, payroll, inventory, jobs and time tracking, accounting issues and integration with other software. 

CIOS A230A: Word Processing II: MS Word: 2 CR

Contact Hours:  2 + 0 or 0 + 6
Prerequisites: CIOS A130A. Special Fees. Presents intermediate and advanced word processing and desktop publishing. Includes styles, graphics, merging documents, object linking and embedding, publishing as a web page, working with master documents, indexes, table of contents, on-screen business forms and macros. 

CIOS A235A: Spreadsheets II: MS Excel: 2 CR

Contact Hours:  2 + 0 or 0 + 6
Prerequisites: CIOS A135A. Special Fees. Presents concepts and techniques for using Excel to solve problems and make decisions. Topics include design and construction of spreadsheets and templates, macros, data exchange, database features, enhancing charts and other advanced functions. 

CIOS A240A: Databases II: MS Access: 2 CR

Contact Hours:  2 + 0 or 0 + 6
Prerequisites: CIOS A140A. Special Fees. Presents concepts and techniques for using Access databases to solve problems and make decisions. Includes advanced features of queries, forms, filters, relationships and integration with other applications. 

CIOS A260A: Business Communications: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: ENGL A111. Registration Restrictions: Keyboarding and word processing skills, knowledge of document formats, or instructor permission. Special Fees. Applies communication principles to creating business messages that involve problem solving and human relations issues. Topics include communications foundations, the writing process, workplace correspondence and reporting data, and communicating both personally and digitally. 

CIOS A262A: Professional Development: 3 CR

Contact Hours: 3 + 0
Special Fees. Examines how to assess personal talents and career goals to develop appropriate cover letters, resumes, and portfolios. Emphasizes job search techniques, preparing to be successful during interviews and how to be successful on the job.

CIOS A295: Office Internship: 1-3 CR

Contact Hours:  0 + 3-9
Prerequisites: CIOS A165. Registration Restrictions: Minimum of 12 CIOS credits and instructor permission. Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass. Special Fees. Special Note: Requires 45 hours of work experience for each credit. Places students in business offices related to their educational program and occupational objectives. Includes conference with faculty coordinator. 

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